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Commercial vehicles are held to higher standards in accidents

The American roadways are part of what make The United States unique. Few countries have freeway systems as organized and well designed as ours. The open road is more than just a necessity of your morning commute, it inspires the thrill of driving and provides new adventures when you get away from the daily grind.

Passengers injured in car accidents may seek monetary damages

An important fact to remember about vehicle accidents in New Hampshire and elsewhere is that passengers who are injured in a car that was driven negligently have a right to collect for the injuries caused by the errant driving. The negligent operator of the vehicle in such car accidents is responsible to pay the monetary damages sustained by any passengers in the vehicle. This also applies to one-car accidents where passengers who are injured by negligent operation of the vehicle in which they are riding are entitled to collect damages from their own driver.

Early reports of car accidents may not give an accurate picture

Preliminary newspaper reports of highway accidents in New Hampshire and elsewhere are not authoritative. What is reported in early, cursory news articles about the occurrence of car accidents, including how an event occurred and the extent of injuries described, is often the result of hurried reporting without having the benefit of detailed investigative facts. Rank hearsay of so-called witnesses may even creep into the more cursory articles that one reads in the media.

Car accidents could be prevented by driverless technology

There are many reasonable doubts expressed about cars that are operated by artificial intelligence and the so-called "driverless" vehicles. Some in New Hampshire would say that artificially operated vehicles can get internally confused at times, just by virtue of not having the decades of wisdom that comes from real experience. Nonetheless, if artificial intelligence could operate a person's vehicle, then factors like impairment, sleepiness, texting distractions and similar causes of car accidents would be nearly eliminated.

Car accidents can overshadow New Year's Eve revelries

New Year's Eve can be a night of stark contrasts. The height of revelry can end in darkness and destruction when car accidents intrude to deflect the evening's normally good tidings. That was the unfortunate reality for a 58-year-old male passenger in a car at about 10 p.m. on Sunday evening. The New Hampshire State Police say that the driver of the car lost control on Route 125 in Milton, rolling the car over and ejecting the passenger, who was declared deceased at the scene.

Car accidents in bad weather may still be caused by negligence

New Hampshire began its winter season in recent weeks with some bad weather and some gruesome accidents. In one incident on I-93, a tractor-trailer crushed the rear of a car that was stopped in a driving lane of the icy highway. The truck driver reportedly slid on ice and could not stop his vehicle in time to avoid the collision. Car accidents under bad weather conditions do not excuse negligent, at-fault drivers from monetary liability.

Car accidents on snow-filled roads can be negligently caused

Snow started falling in New Hampshire on Dec. 9 and brought along with it numerous vehicle crashes. It may seem that no motorist can be negligent in causing an accident in slippery, snowy weather, but that is just not true. Car accidents during inclement weather are often the subject of personal injury claims made against negligent drivers.

Car accidents with police car follow general rules for recovery

Vehicular accidents in New Hampshire sometimes include police officers as participants. If the officer is injured due to the negligence of a private party, he or she will have the right, just like any other victim, to assert a claim for personal injury damages against the negligent driver. Such car accidents, however, do generally first have to account for the potential workers' compensation claims of the injured officer.

Car accidents continue to take their toll in New Hampshire

Another serious one-car accident occurred in New Hampshire last week as two women were seriously injured when their vehicle crashed into a utility pole. The incident occurred in Brentwood at about 5:15 p.m., according to a police spokesperson. The cause of the accident was not reported, but the police stated that they are continuing to investigate. In many car accidents, the police cannot immediately report on the cause prior to the analysis of forensic evidence and blood reports.

Drivers must carefully avoid car accidents in crosswalks

An elderly pedestrian using a crosswalk at 5 p.m. in a New Hampshire intersection should not be at great risk for being run over by a car. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians who are hit in crosswalks happen regularly. In the latest incident, a 65-year-old man who was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Main and Linden Streets in Rochester on Nov. 9, was hit by a car traveling through the intersection. The man was found lying on the road near the crosswalk; he was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

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